Chaminade Students Join Other Catholic High School Students for Year of Mercy Service Event

Last week Chaminade College Preparatory LIFE Team members, Anagette San Roman ’17 and Daniella Torres ’17 participated in a joint service project with other San Fernando Region Catholic high schools at the Fred Jordan Mission on Skid Row.

Students from Chaminade, Notre Dame, Crespi, Louisville, Holy Family, Flintridge Sacred Heart, and Alemany volunteered for the mission’s annual Back to School event. Back to School provides Los Angeles Unified School District students with new clothing, shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, hygiene kits, and food. The high school volunteers stuffed backpacks with school supplies, and handed them out; as well as passed out clothing and other personal care items.

Following the event, volunteers attended Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in celebration of the culmination of the Year of Mercy.

The Volunteer Mixers Came and Went but You Can Still Sign-up

IMG_1068Volunteer Mixers have become part of the back-to-school tradition at Chaminade College Preparatory, and last week more than 200 parents attended one both events.

The mixers are an opportunity for new and returning parents to learn more about the different ways they can volunteer at the school. Representatives from various committees were on-hand to answer questions and encourage people to sign-up for an activity.

Thanks to the help of parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends, Chaminade has a robust group of supporters who help to plan events such as the Golf Tournament, Holly Berry, and Chaminade Gala. In addition, volunteers work with Chaminade Boosters to sell uniforms and spirit wear, as well as to cook and sell food at various sporting events throughout the year. Beyond events and Boosters, parents can also help with specific groups such as Robotics, the Performing Arts, The Chaminade Fund, and more.

There are always many opportunities available for all levels of time commitment. For more information on volunteering, please contact the Advancement Office at (818) 360-0615. The parent volunteer form can be filled out and returned to the Advancement Office on the Chatsworth campus.

How to Volunteer at Chaminade

Chaminade C -on Blue- BoostersVolunteers are Chaminade’s superheroes, and every year, hundreds of parents contribute thousands of hours to the school. There are many opportunities to lend a hand, as well as different levels of time commitment.

Chaminade relies on parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who work in the library, cook burgers at athletic events, plan the Gala, assist with The Chaminade Fund, serve as House Parents, and much more.

To help parents navigate the activities and events which need help, Chaminade will host two volunteer mixers in August:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Tutor Center Amphitheater
West Hills Campus

Thursday, August 18, 2016
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Continental Breakfast
Oak Room, Chaminade Hall
Chatsworth Campus

The mixers offer parents the opportunity to meet committee chairs of special events, find out what volunteer opportunities are available, meet other parents, grandparents, and Chaminade’s Advancement team. Both events are open to all parents, and are not campus specific, so whether your child is in middle or high school, you are welcome to attend either event! To help with a head count for food and drinks, please RSVP to one of the mixers by August 12.

If you can’t make it  on August 16 or 18, and need more information, please contact the Advancement Office at (818) 360-0615. In addition, please take a moment to fill out the parent volunteer form and return it to the Advancement Office.